Previous Art Grants

2018 Art Grants 

EFFIGY: SOLEIL DE MINUIT
Les mains dans le feu

TEMPLE OF RELEASE
Site 3 Fire Arts

BALLOONICORN STAMPEDE
Cintropy
Balloon + Unicorn = Balloonicorn
Is that a stampede of 50 pink & blue flying balloonicorns stampeding across the field? Are you awe struck by their shiny foil bodies? Has the loud drumming of their hooves overwhelmed you senses? If you ask nice you might be the next wrangler.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER, FLOCK TOGETHER
Sean Guadron
Can you spot the digital birds of Hyperborea? We welcome you to come visit our installment between the trees. Watch strings of LED origami birds flock to different trees as you near them. You’ll never quite catch them yet they’re quite a spectacle to watch. Awake the bird spirit in you!

BURNING WOLF
Chris Bahry (aka McAwesome)
The Burning Wolf collects howls in its steel skeleton during the day, echoing across the fields and forests. At night, it comes alive with LED lights and fog. On it’s last day of life, the wolf burns, it’s steely head red hot, sending howls of flame at the moon.

BURNT GALLERY
Andrew Miller
You approach the embers of the fallen temple. Amidst the ruins and ash you discover a collection of images that have survived. An exhibition of Burningman photography distressed with fire, preserved in melted art resin.

CHAOS CRYSTAL
Thadea Decora
The Chaos Crystal is a wish machine. Based on a misinterpretation of multiple religious systems blended with a 10% understanding of chaos magick the Chaos Crystal is sure to get your wish granted. Or Not. Its chaotic. But it’s chaotic good, so don’t worry.

CONNECT-A-BOOTH
Calabra
English phone booth? Tardis? Entrance to an ethereal realm? Connection to some random person on the other side of the festival?

FIRE DARTS
Hares on Fire
Throwing flaming darts at propane balloons. What could possibly go wrong?

FLATLINE
Tamara Moskaliuk
A beating heart suspended in a jungle gym.

FOLIÀGE À TROIS
Mel
Come take a break and relax, escape from your oversized experiences as a small you in an oversized flower bed

FUN POLICE
Flowmies
We are here to enforce appropriate levels of fun. Get caught by our officers breaking any of the 10 principles? Mug shots & a ticket are yours to keep!

GEODESIC DEATHTRAP
Kris Coward
Geodesic climbing structure that isn’t anchored to anything. Enjoy the danger^Wfreedom

IMPOSSIBLE ILLUMINATION
Andrew Parks
Impossible Illumination is a glowing physical implementation of the famous Penrose Triangle illusion.

LED CUBE – AN ENLIGHTENING EXPERIMENT IN GEOMETRY
Phillipa Gill (Pip)
Multiple LED cubes. Immersive/interactive LED art piece.

LUCKY KITTY SLOT MACHINE
Mike Everson & Trish Lamanna
The Lucky Kitty is an interactive fire-art slot machine that allows players to test their fortune. Give the kitty’s paw a pull and watch the slots roll! There are a number of potential prizes including dazzling fire and lights… maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to receive one of her special coins! Come see what Lucky Kitty has in store for you!

PINK PULSATING PANCREAS
Firetiger
Come play with the Pink Pulsating Pancreas, a scale model of this vital organ that allows you to control its lighting and sound. You might even learn something!

RE-CUBINATION
Gray
A glowing cube in the woods, Re-cubination takes the classic soma-cube puzzle to a new level with nine internally illuminated polycubes for you to play with and – potentially – solve.

SCHNUPPER-IN! DIFFUSE YOURSELF IN SMELL AND SOUND
Schnuppofsky
With aromatherapeutic essential oils Schnuppofsky guides you through the world of her ambrosial, balmy, fulsome and heady music!

SELF LOVE
Andrew Lai
Kinetic hugging wooden sculptures.

THE ARK CAR
The Ark Car Team
The Ark Car is a steel and wood re-imagination of the classic biblical boat, Noah’s Ark.

THE BLACK (AND WHITE) KEYS. ALTERNATIVELY: “THE IVORY TICKLER”
Amerz
Play a tune or two!

THE BUDDY BENCH
Swanfish Productions
Making friends isn’t always that easy.
If you’re looking for a buddy come sit on the bench. If you see someone here, they want to be friends. Say Hello! Start an adventure together!
Need a buddy? Be a buddy!

THE HEART OF TARNA
Tarna
Come help beat the Heart of the Jackalope.

THE HEAVY META LUMINOUS SKELETON
Heavy Meta Collective
Toronto’s fire-breathing dragon returns with a brand-new LED skeleton, giving it the gift of the radical illumination. The skeleton functions as a volume meter, dazzling lightshow, and a reminder that this dragon traveled here from the future.

TRASH FENCE TV
Doctor Gonzo
Trash Fence TV (TFTV) is an homage to a classic past-time of TV watching, but on a massive scale.

VI·GNETTE
Taliya Cohen/Illuminair
Vi·gnette  /vinˈyet/ noun
1. a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
2. a small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.
verb
1. portray (someone) in the style of a vignette.

WE ARE ALL STARDUST
Jodi Sharp
“We Are All Stardust,” seeks to recreate a sense of childlike wonder and world building. You will get to choose a star and make your own world set in a magical made up sky. Through participatory action the intent of this project is to get people to think about the universe outside of our individual worlds and dream that anything is possible!


WELCOME SIGNS
Christine Moncrief and Cazza Bee
An homage to the signs lining the road to Burning Man, each sign is a new line in a poem welcoming weary travellers to the magical lands of Hyperborea, where you are exactly where and who you are supposed to be.

2017 Art Grants

In 2017 we funded $6,100 in art. Check out the below recipients below!

Inner Earth – Effigy

Trash Fence Crew
Legend says that it is not accessible from boat or path.  Blocked by mountains and only accessible from Middle Earth.

Metéora – Temple

Calabra
A sanctuary of light and depth in the darkest of nights,
We find solace in the representation of the natural world.
A beacon of hope and strength, fissures of light
guide the way, Formations of fractured geometry rising from the earth.

Animals

Tamara Moskaliuk
What will you see in the dark?

Dr. Seuss Drum-Bike

Bikeartley
If you could imagine a 15 foot long, 10 foot high Dr. Suess 2-person bike that allows up to 20 people to drum on it while it is pedalled along, then you’re halfway there. Now imagine a DJ booth on the bike that is powered by anyone with a regular bicycles and you get the idea.

Scarecrows

IT2SP – Tamara & Jesse
Rumor has it Daft Punk is playing at the trash fence!

Photography by paintednegative

Heavy Meta

Heavy Meta Collective
As the world slouches toward authoritarian despotism, a terrifying shadow emerges in the distance. Is this the leviathan, you wonder, the terrible beast foretold in the Book of Job? Nay, it is a mechanical, fire-breathing dragon, towering 19 feet above your head, and appearing at least 30 feet long, with jagged, scrap metal scales. Its mouth opens, and large flame nearly engulfs you. Then you hear the bass of the roving party. Hop on!

By the Talented Fee Gun!

The Metéoran Pillars

Calabra

Midnight Poutine’s Robot Pie Poofer

Arno Robin

Photography by paintednegative

The Hyperborea Huggery

Sparkles
Stop by and check out the menu! We’ll be serving up a few classics and some fancy new options such as: The Bear Hug, The Hand Hug, The Bro Hug, The Running Hug and more. Make sure you don’t miss happy hour!

Arianrhod

Frolick Theater and Shlosart
Weaving plains of cosmic webs and spinning the loom of fate is Aria the Crocheting Mother- Weaving Spider. Arianrhod takes us back to long-lost times of Celts and Druids that once inhabited the lands of the Hyperborean realm. She is the goddess of the silver wheel, spinner of fate and archetypal Mother that represents both good and evil aspects of our human collective and reminds us of an ancient matriarchal aspect that calls to balance our patriarchal collective mind.

Choice and Consent Posters

DoctorSinful
Promoting a culture of consent and choice while educating people about Safer Sex, and interacting in a kind and loving way with each other.

Hyperion

Peter Dilworth + Phillipa Gill
Hyperion is an interactive LED column that displays a variety of patterns, colors, and effects.

Fairy Village Architects

Amanda Shankland
Unleash the imagination of your inner child by building a miniature fairy village with sticks, mud, leaves, moss and other materials we find on the forest floor. We will also have fairy colouring books, paint and other art supplies to draw pictures of the fairies and write stories about the fairies and other creatures that might come to stay in the village.

Hyper Cube

Kyle White
The Hyper Cube has landed at Hyperborea! Look for it high up in the trees lighting up the forest and guiding your path. Seek it out for a mesmerizing time or a short distraction from the many quests abound around the grounds.

The Hippie Slippie

The Department of Oily Mischief
200 feet of delightfully dirty and daring descents.

Reactor

Intergalactic Garden Supply
A twisting steel and light sculpture depicting a relationship between nature and technology.

Photography by paintednegative

The Altar

Mike Everson & Trish Lamanna
Exploring the uncharted lands of Hyperborea you notice a strange glow in the darkness. As you approach you are able to discern what appears to be a large cat peering into you with its glowing eyes. You realize you’re standing in what appears to be some sort of wizard’s study. Illuminated by candlelight, you see an altar decorated with arcane markings of eldritch design. You are approached by a robed figure you hadn’t noticed, gesturing silently towards the altar as though urging you to present some kind of offering.
Will you attempt to invoke the favour of this unknown deity? Or do you fear you will only incur its ire?

The Coat Rack

Seth Hardy
An eight headed flame effect that holds coats when it’s not shooting fire.